(Corrects to make clear CFO does not expect announcement on CEO
succession next year)
NEW YORK Dec 18 Ford Motor Co's Chief
Financial Officer Bob Shanks said on Wednesday that he does not
expect an announcement next year on whether Chief Executive Alan
Mulally will be succeeded by his second-in-command.
Sources have said for months that Mulally, 68, is on the
short list to be named the new head of giant software company
But Shanks said on the sidelines of a meeting in New York to
announce the company's 2014 forecast that Mulally is "still
engaged" in company operations.
Shanks added he does not expect an announcement next year on
whether Mark Fields, Ford's chief operating officer, will
(Reporting by Nadia Damouni in New York; Editing by Gerald E.